Sydnee Burr


Excellent, Preschool, Primary, Pirates, Vacation, Friendship

Document Type

Book Review


Tilda has a pirate for a pen pal. Jim Lad sends her letters in old green bottles, and she fishes them up with a pole. When he invites Tilda to sail with his family to a pirate resort called Scurvy Sands, she's off on the trip of a lifetime. Met with trepidation from the other pirates who aren't convinced this land lubber is up to scratch, Tilda proves them wrong with sheer determination and riddle-solving cleverness. She sails back home with memories and buried treasure, and although there was a lot of fun to be had on Scurvy Sands, she doesn't mind when she spots the land telling her she's nearly home.